The housekeeper of late veteran Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya has opened up on the real cause of the actress’ death. Late Olaiya had just welcomed her baby girl in March 2017 before she died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Canada on Wednesday night. Reports say she died of cardiac arrest because the cause of death of the filmmaker who rose to limelight in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story TV Series, may have been in connection with complications that arose from her child birth in March. Moji, 42, died almost exactly two years after her younger brother, Abidemi Olaiya, passed on. He died on May 4, 2015. Moji Olaiya: Housekeeper reveals real cause of actress’ death.
But her housekeeper, Mrs. Keji, who described herself as a very close friend of the deceased, revealed in an interview that the actress’ sudden death could be a spiritual attack. According to her, in the last three days before she passed away, the actress had placed several calls from her base in Canada to complain of ‘being uncomfortable’.
The housekeeper said, “Her baby was born premature— her EDD was for May 2017 but complications arose that necessitated that she be induced to save the baby’s life as well as hers. But since the delivery in March, her health had not been exactly perfect. At about 10p.m. Canadian time (3a.m. Nigerian time) Moji went into a crisis. Her blood pressure shot up and she became unconscious. An ambulance was called to transport her to the hospital but her case worsened and she gave up the ghost before they could make it to the hospital.”
Moji Olaiya: Housekeeper reveals real cause of actress’ death
In the same vein, there had been endless tributes and eulogies from fans of the deceased actress as they have also been posting videos of dirges, which they specially composed in her honour on Instagram. Her colleagues have also been expressing shock over the untimely death of one of their own.
The likes of popular actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, who shared a bond with Moji in the movie industry and also lived next to her in Magodo, Lagos, was more of a family friend to the deceased as their relatives all knew one another. While alive, Moji stood by Bisi when she bore her love child for Senator Dino Melaye and ignored what people said in the movie industry.
On her Instagram page, Bisis wrote: “RIP my darling beautiful friend Mojisola Abikeade omo Olaiya..I will miss you so much! May God almighty be with you in Jesus name. My beautiful friend l will miss you so much. I will forever miss you my beautiful darling friend love you so much.”
Also, the director of Public Relations and Media Affairs of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Association of Nigeria, Yomi Fash-Lanso, said, “It is with a heavy heart and sad disposition to hear about the sudden death of our colleague; friend and sister, Moji Olaiya, whose death occurred a few hours ago in Canada, few days after giving birth.”
Torrents of tributes have poured in for the renowned Yoruba movie actress after her death as celebrities trooped to her Nigerian home in tears.